Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

DVD - 2010
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Flint Lockwood is a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Sam Sparks is a weathergirl covering the town's weather phenomenon, but chooses to hide her intelligence behind a perky exterior. Tim Lockwood is Flint's technophobic father. Brent is the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Mayor Shelbourne exploits Flint's newest invention so he can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. By-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux has a rule-breaking son, Cal. In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, Flint hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow will find their eating habits have drastically changed.

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Library_Jill Jul 19, 2017

Heartwarming and goofy, this kid's movie has humor for all ages, lovable characters, and themes of self-esteem, creativity, and responsibility that resonate through their simple presentation. Also, how fun is it to imagine food falling from the sky!? Inventor Flint Lockwood finds himself the object of the town's adoration after one of his inventions--a machine that makes it rain food--works beyond expectations: but does bigger and more always mean better?

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 20, 2017

The movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” has a child-friendly, original, and fun premise. It’s very simple: food falls out of the sky. Flint Lockwood, a scientist, invents a machine that makes it rain food! The mayor decides to use his machine to help the city, but it turns out to be a disaster. The machine goes haywire and the island is flooded with food. In the place of a natural disaster, you have a giant spaghetti tornado wreaking havoc! Overall, it is a very enjoyable movie and is great to watch with your family, especially with young kids.
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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bradenbost
May 25, 2016

This movie's great. Like you'd expect from any other modern, wide-release cartoon, it's filled with tongue-in-cheek and meant-for-grownups humor and peppered with lots of fun, silly moments for younger kids.

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Nursebob
Dec 05, 2014

When budding scientist Flint Lockwood tries to help his small island community recover from an economic slump by inventing a machine that turns water into food, no one is prepared for the dire gastronomic consequences which follow. Launching his invention into the atmosphere Flint is hailed as a hero by the people of Swallow Falls who are delighted to have pizzas and sundaes rain from the sky, not to mention the millions they stand to make from curious tourists. But the town's greedy mayor decides that more is better and before you can yell "Alka Seltzer" he's pushed Flint's machine beyond its capacity resulting in a mighty edible hurricane of giant mutated victuals that not only threatens the island, but the entire world as well. Based on the children's book this is one of the cleverest and at time laugh out loud funny animated features I've seen since Despicable Me 2 had me chuckling non-stop. Filled with food-oriented sight gags, Hollywood jabs, and witty one-liners (not to mention a well deserved send-up of network sexism) this is one to delight the entire family. The formula may be familiar (failed achiever redeems self, gets the girl etc. etc.) but rarely has it been (re)told with such colourful ingenuity. Besides, where else can you see a talking monkey battle with carnivorous gummy bears on the wings of a speeding jet plane?

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LolPianos
Nov 04, 2014

This movie is not very funny, It has some funny parts, but overall not funny

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czekirda
Jun 25, 2014

In 2011, I saw this movie with my class. I didn't like it too much. I just liked the part with all the meatballs flying and falling from the sky. I like how Flint meets a girl named Sam Sparks who becomes a new friend. He finds out that she wears glasses and he later puts her glasses on her. He said that she looked pretty and that now she looks even prettier. Then, they fell in love with other.

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gokila
Apr 28, 2014

I like

IMolina3 Jan 30, 2014

I watch this movies with my kids and we love it, there have the second part bu i didnt like i so much, my kids of course love it indeed..

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meesha16
Jun 08, 2013

LOVED IT!!!!!!!!! :)

Quimeras Dec 28, 2012

Although the premise of food (not just meatballs, as the title suggests) falling from the sky is a bit weird, the movie was entertaining enough. It had good messages regarding self-esteem and environmental and consumer responsibility, etc.

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Blue_Parrot_54
May 03, 2014

Flint: When It Rains You Put On a coat Of Spray-on shoes

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sapphicatthedisco
Oct 19, 2013

Flint- Sam
Sam- Flint
Flint-Sam
His dad- flint
Flint- dad
Steve- Steve!

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Monolith
Jun 17, 2012

Flint Lockwood (narrating): "My dream was to help my hometown, a tiny island hidden under the 'A' in Atlantic, (on the map), called Swallow Falls. We were famous for sardines, until the day the Baby Brent Sardine Cannery closed for good, right after everyone in the world realized that sardines... are super gross. Soon... all of us... were stuck eating the sardines that no one else wanted. Poached. Fried. Boiled. Dried. Candied. And juiced. Life became gray, and flavorless. But when all seemed lost, I stared at defeat, and found hope..."

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Monolith
Jun 17, 2012

Mayor Sherbourne (referencing a tourist attraction unveiling): "...And I've arranged for live coverage from a major network, and their most experienced professional reporter!" (cut to TV news station, the day before) Female Weather News Network Producer: "Oh, just send the intern. She's cute, and she's SUPER PERKY." Male Weather News Network Producer: "Well, those are the only things we look for in a TV weather person... INTERN! How would you like to do a weather report from a rinky-dink island in the middle of the ocean as a favor to my cousin?"

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bdls206
Sep 25, 2011

Tim Lockwood: Not every sardine was meant to swim, son.
Young Flint: I don't understand fishing metaphors!

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bdls206
Sep 25, 2011

Sam Sparks: You may have seen a meteor shower, but I bet you've never seen a shower "meatier" than this.

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bdls206
Sep 25, 2011

Earl Devereaux: You see this contact lens?
Flint Lockwood: Yeah?
Earl Devereaux: This contact lens represents you! And my eye represents my eye!
[Puts on contact lens]
Earl Devereaux: I've got my *eye* on you!

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bdls206
Sep 25, 2011

Flint Lockwood: Come on, Steve. We've got a diem to carpe!

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bdls206
Sep 25, 2011

Flint Lockwood: It's okay, it's just pain.

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bdls206
Sep 25, 2011

Flint Lockwood: Have you ever felt like you were a little bit different? Like you had something unique to offer the world, if you could just get people to see it. Then you know exactly how it felt to be me.

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sapphicatthedisco
Oct 19, 2013

Other: There is no coarse language

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bdls206
Sep 25, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Sep 25, 2011

Flint Lockwood thinks he's a genius. But none of the things he invented are things that make sense or are useful. However, he has the support of his mother but when she dies, he's left alone with his father who thinks he should give it up. When the community that he lives in, is in an economic crisis because their primary source of income a sardine cannery was shut down, Flint decides to try his latest invention, a machine that can turn water into food. But something goes wrong and the machine ends up in the atmosphere. Later it starts raining food. And so the shifty mayor tries to use this as a way to help their community. But when Flint sense somethings wrong with the machine, the mayor convinces him to ignore it. But as Flint predict chaos ensues.

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